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Date: Time Period: ca. 1981
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34060
Description: Erna Hernandez Barenio' s family frequented a lot of house parties, where people took turns hosting holiday parties. There was also a roller skating rink between 70th and 71st street in Woodside, that ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34064
Description: Erna Hernandez is a Filipina American who was raised in Queens, and has lived there all her life. She was raised in Woodside until 1984 or 1985, and she speaks about what the neighborhood around 70th ... More
Date: Time Period: ca. 1980
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34055
Description: Aida remembers the community being really close in Woodside. Friends and neighbors were like family. She would go to Cunningham Park a lot. Aida moved out Woodside for safety reasons.
Date: Time Period: 1980's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34059
Description: Erna recalls growing up as a child in New York City. She mentions memories of playing tag outside, opening the fire hydrants, playing pretend, biking and just a lot of running around. In the winter th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34062
Description: Erna Hernandez Barenio talks about some of the crime and grittiness in 1980's Queens. She recalls getting mugged with her parents, and seeing someone after they got hit by a train on Roosevelt Ave.
Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22059
Description: As president of the Briarwood Community Association, Sey Schwartz is determined to give Briarwood its own identity. His efforts recently culminated in the renaming of the local subway station from “Br ... More
Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22122
Description: It took Seymour Schwartz 14 years to change the subway station name to “Briarwood.” He approached everyone, from City Council members to the Department of Transportation to the State Senate. “Briarwoo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22136
Description: What makes Briarwood unique from other Queens neighborhoods is that it is now very much a mix of multi-story dwellings and private homes. With changes in zoning regulations, private homes were bought ... More
Date: Time Period: 1944 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22163
Description: Nestled between Kew Gardens and Jamaica, Briarwood is a place unfamiliar to many people. Community leader Seymour Schwartz, a resident since 1953, has dedicated nearly 40 years to gaining public and o ... More
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